Obama to make “free community college” proposal

US president promises two years of free higher education for “everyone willing to work for it”

January 9, 2015

 

US president Barack Obama is to unveil plans that would see two years of community college study available free to “everyone willing to work for it”.

In a speech to be delivered in Tennessee later today, described by Mr Obama as a “preview to the State of the Union [address]” to be made on 20 January, the president will give further details on the proposal which he says will “make sure that community college is accessible for everyone”.

The president’s announcement, made on the Whitehouse YouTube page, can be viewed on the video above.

Times Higher Education free 30-day trial

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

Worried man wiping forehead
Two academics explain how to beat some of the typical anxieties associated with a doctoral degree

Felipe Fernández-Armesto takes issue with a claim that the EU has been playing the sovereignty card in Brexit negotiations

John McEnroe arguing with umpire. Tennis

Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman explain how to negotiate your annual performance and development review

Man throwing axes

UCU attacks plans to cut 171 posts, but university denies Brexit 'the reason'

Cricket player and umpire exchanging bribe

The need to accommodate foreign students undermines domestic practices, says Lincoln Allison, spying parallels between UK universities and global sports bodies such as Fifa